Saints annihilate Carolina to end regular season 13-3

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker A.J. Klein (53) scores after an interception on Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier (3) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Much like the LSU-Oklahoma matchup on Saturday, the final result of the Saints-Panthers was apparent in the first half. The Black and Gold absolutely crushed the Carolina Panthers, 42-10, to end the regular season 13-3.

The Saints currently own the 3-seed in the NFC. They can move up to the 2-seed with a Seahawks win over the Niners. The Packers beat the Lions, 23-20, to seal up a bye next weekend.

Alvin Kamara found the end zone twice in the first quarter. Kamara scored from 15 yards out and 1-yard out to give the Saints a 14-0 lead.

Tight end Jared Cook produced the catch of the day with a 21-yard TD. The veteran’s eye-popping grab increased the Saints' advantage to 35-0.

Drew Brees ended the afternoon going 19-of-30, 253 yards, and 3 TDs. Tre’Quan Smith and Taysom Hill also grabbed strikes from No. 9 for a touchdown.

The Black and Gold defense also notched a number on the scoreboard. Former Panther, A.J. Klein, produced a pick-six from 14 yards out.

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